If you met God today and He said to you; "I will grant you three wishes. There are a few conditions though, firstly, you must believe that I will in fact give you what you ask for, secondly, the first request must remain a secret between you and I. The next condition is that one of your requests is for something you've always wanted but have never received and the last condition is, you must ask for something you've always wanted to do but never have." What would you ask for?
Now this seems pretty straight forward but it isn't all that easy. You see the first request must remain a secret, so you can't speak to anyone about it except God. No advice from friends and loved ones, no talking about it after it has happened and no writing any blog posts about it ever.
Remembering that you have only three requests that will be grant (Hypothetically speaking), the thing that you ask for will have to be something you really, really want. And whatever you would really like to do in your lifetime will have to be something special.
There are things that we can ask for like, "Lord I want your forgiveness," or "Lord I want to know you love me."
That's not what I'm talking about. You are already forgiven and God loves you as his child, that's why he is granting you these three wishes.
Lord I want grandchildren, at least one from each of my children. Not adopted but my own flesh and blood. And since this is a wish that is going to be granted I can be specific. I must have the means to be able to spoil them, they must also live close by so I can see them often. The firstborn must be a boy and then two girls there after, a girl from each of my children. They must all live Godly lives and be compassionate and universally loved because of their contribution to society. OK that's enough of being specific as far as children is concerned.
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All three of the above requests, the first one being a secret, I ask of our Heavenly Father in the name of your precious son Jesus the Messiah.
So there you have it, Geoff's prayer requests. But this post isn't over just yet, you see this is where you come into the picture.
Post a comment with what you would ask for, keeping the first one a secret between you and God. Then close your eyes and say a prayer request for someone else's benefit, pick one of the comments, any one.
Then let us know what happens. You see, Jesus tells us in the book of John chapter 14 verses 13 and 14; "Indeed anything you ask in my name I will do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in my name I will do it." You coming back to let others know about your prayers being answered brings glory to the Father through His Son Jesus and it brings glory to Jesus the Son of God through the power of God his Father.
This may seem like a strangely selfish attitude toward prayer but both my requests I've published are sincere. I've wanted grandchildren for ages now but the possibility of that happening is indeed very remote. I've also wanted to sail around the world in my own boat now for longer than I care to think about. I love showing how God answers prayers, it's my delight to do so, what about you?
This could also be quite a scary experience so please, only if you want your prayers answered, then post a comment. Lots of love to you all, Geoff.